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My Favorite Guatemalan Breakfast – Tipico


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My favorite Guatemalan dish is from the breakfast menu, but I often find myself ordering it for dinner as well.

The first time I had it in Antigua, I wasn’t quite sure of what to do with it. They brought out eggs, some funny looking cheese, fried plantains, and a bowl of black/brown pasty soup.

I looked at it in confusion. What am I supposed to do with this?

Looking around at others, I wasn’t sure what the proper eating process was since it was only my first day in the country. Most of all, I didn’t want to look like a fool if there was some traditional way of eating it.

I guess I’ll try dipping stuff in it.

I tried a little of my toast, a little of the cheese, and even a little of the banana. I realized it was just some sort of black bean soup, but I still wasn’t sure if I liked the taste combination at the time.

I decided to give it another try, and the taste started growing on me. I started mixing everything together – I was in love. “Eggs with black beans…” I said, “Where have you been all my life?!”

Sometimes the beans are less soupy, and sometimes the cheese is more of a cream. Other times, the eggs come with onion and tomato, or you might be lucky and get tortillas instead of bread. It doesn’t really matter to me how it comes – I still love it. Even after getting sick off this meal last week from a shady local restaurant that smelled of urine and old beer, I continue to order my huevos y frijoles.


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3 Responses to My Favorite Guatemalan Breakfast – Tipico

  1. blackbeansarethebomb January 26, 2008 at 12:39 am #

    yes, i have searched in vain for those black beans in the U.S. but I have never found them. Whatever they do down there to the black beans they do it well!!! Yum Yum!!

  2. Hi-Me June 10, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    They’re Ducal frijoles… I brought 3 huge cans home with me! I ate them at every meal. My favorite was dipping cheese flavored chips in the can for lunch. I’ve only seen them once in the states, and it was at a really random international food store…. lastima.

  3. Ducal November 19, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    This might help guys enjoy 😀

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